David Bates Douglass papers  1812-1873
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Container / Location Title
Box   29, Small Collections  
Philander, William Philander, and Seth Comstock correspondence [series]
Folder   26  
  1832 July 28 . LeGrand C. Bliss ALS to Philander Comstock; New York. (1 page)
Has forwarded the horse blanket and saddle bags. The cholera epidemic has brought business to a standstill, though Bliss expects residents to begin returning soon. Most recent report of the number of cholera victims.
Folder   26  
  1842 February 15 . Julia Comstock ALS to Seth Comstock; Oswego. (3 pages)
Effects of father's recent death, including financial difficulties. Family illnesses and other bad luck. Description of father's illness and death; comments on his religious views. Julia and her mother desired to become seamstresses, but Julia's friends discouraged her; instead, she is receiving music lessons from a former instructor and intends to become a teacher herself, though she May have to leave Oswego to find a job. Mother's application for "poor accommodations."
Folder   26  
  1842 March 2 . ALS to William Philander Comstock; New York. (4 pages)
Inquiry about status of negotiations regarding painters' contract. Desire to erect a fence around ruins. Possibility of constructing a store, though it is unlikely to be built within the next five years because of poor economic conditions. Economic conditions not as bad as during the Panic of 1837. With William Philander Comstock ADfS, March 5, 1842. Replies to brother's inquiries about painters' contracts and fence construction. Estimated costs of painting his and his father's houses. Relief that father does not intend to build the store in the near future.